More than ever, we’re all looking for comforts to help tide us through these very long months in quarantine. That means comfort foods, of course, but lots of comfort viewing too. As luck would have it, CBS is set to air a fleet of five classic feature films each Sunday during the month of May and the timing couldn’t be better.
Starting this Sunday, with “Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and for every following Sunday in May, CBS will feature one of Paramount Pictures’ classic films and you’re gonna need snacks. We wouldn’t leave you out to dry with nothing but stale popcorn, so we’re coming in hot with perfect themed snack pairings to make and eat while you rewatch these oh-so-rewatchable films.
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Read on for a full schedule of these classic flicks and perfect snack pairings for CBS’s upcoming Sunday Night Movies.
- Film: Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Date: Sunday, May 3 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
- Food Pairing: Ceviche and Pisco Sours
Indiana’s harrowing quest famously begins in the caves of Peru, so we say lean into that very bright and flavorful cuisine. If you can get your hands on some good white fish or tuna, hot peppers, tomatoes, and citrus, you’ve got the makings for a light and tangy Seafood Ceviche. Spoon it all up with tostadas and wash it down with a classic cocktail like the Peruvian Pisco Sour.
- Film: Forrest Gump
- Date: Sunday, May 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
- Food Pairing: Shrimp Cocktail and Chocolate
Trying to decide between shrimp or chocolate to pair with this iconic best picture winner was harder than trying to decide between couch or kitchen in quarantine. So, naturally, we went with both. Make Bubba proud with an easy Shrimp Cocktail—a perfectly quiet movie food. Then finish strong with some rich chocolates delivered from one of our favorite online chocolate purveyors. We’ve done all the research so you mostly know what you’re gonna get.
- Film: Mission Impossible
- Date: Sunday, May 17 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
- Food Pairing: Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie
It’s true that being stuck in quarantine is a good time to experiment with higher-difficulty recipes, but movie night is better left to something simple. It may look involved but there is nothing easier—or more comforting—than this Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie. Just pulse the batter in a food processor, and pour over sauteed browned beef and onions in a pie or casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes and you’re done. Want extra Impossible points? Substitute the beef for plant-based Impossible meat. See what I did there?
- Film: Titanic
- Date: Sunday, May 24 (7:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
- Food Pairing: Texas Caviar
The story of the actual Titanic, much like the box office-record-busting film sensation, was all about class. Rose up in first, endlessly spooning caviar and rubbing elbows with the social elite while Jack trolled the lower decks, drinking beer and feeding on scraps. Texas Caviar is the perfect marriage (much like Jack and Rose would’ve had if she let him on that board) of the high and low to create a perfectly salty movie snack. This “caviar” dish is really black-eyed pea salsa doused in tangy homemade (or store-bought) Italian dressing to be spooned up with corn chips or rolled into warm tortillas.
- Film: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Date: Sunday, May 31 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
- Food Pairing: Holy Grail Chocolate Mousse
In this, the final installment of the original Indiana Jones trilogy, Indy is on a hunt for the Holy Grail. That got our mouths watering for the Holy Grail of desserts: A low-calorie Chocolate Mousse That Actually Doesn’t Suck. Packed with nutrients, this mousse has about a third of the calories of regular chocolate mousse but doesn’t taste like it. You’ll need a few somewhat uncommon pantry ingredients like Medjool dates and dark carob but all can be easily purchased online.
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